Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in July 2017.

July 31
On this date in 1964, the Ranger 7 probe sent back the first close-up photographs of the Moon’s surface.
Your coffee wants a bowl of good luck peanuts.

July 28
The Sutton Hoo Helmet was discovered on this date in 1939.
Your coffee wants to know if Horton heard it.

July 27
On this date in 1694, the Bank of England was granted a Royal Charter.
Your coffee admires the yield curves of the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street.

July 26
The U.S. Attorney General ordered the immediate staffing of the Bureau of Investigation on this date in 1908.
Your coffee has grounds for an independent investigation.

July 25
On this date in 1976, the Viking 1 orbiter took the first photograph of the famous “Face on Mars.”
Your coffee wants a cure for pareidolia.

July 24
U.S. Vice President Nixon and Soviet Premiere Khrushchev held a “Kitchen Debate” in Moscow on this date in 1959.
Your coffee wants to discuss whether to replace the ceramic tile countertops with red granite.

July 21
On this date in 1959, attorney Charles Rembar successfully contested the banning of Lady Chatterley’s Lover as obscene in United States District Court.
Your coffee has redeeming social value.

July 20
Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) became the first elected female head of a government in modern times on this date in 1960.
Your coffee wants a ceramic mug, not a glass ceiling.

July 19
On this date in 1909, the fortuitously named Neal Ball executed the first unassisted triple-play in Major League Baseball history.
Your coffee wants to take a nap.

July 18
The first photograph to be posted on the World Wide Web was taken on this date in 1992.
Your coffee wants to help you focus.

July 17
On this date in 1902, Willis Carrier unveiled the design drawings for the world’s first modern air-conditioning system.
Your coffee wants to chill.

July 14
The “Gesetz gegen die Neubildung von Parteien” outlawed all parties but the Nazi party in Germany on this date in 1933.
Your coffee fears that it can happen here.

July 13
On this date in 1982, the first All-Star baseball game to be held outside of the United States was played.
Your coffee wants poutine nachos.

July 12
Kiribati gained its independence from the United Kingdom on this date in 1979.
Your coffee seeks higher ground.

July 11
On this date in 1921, former President William Howard Taft was sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Your coffee wants to be recused.

July 10
Following the end of Apartheid, the South African cricket team was readmitted into the International Cricket Council on this date in 1991.
Your coffee wants Kepler Wessels’ autograph.

July 7
On this date in 1992, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that women had the same right to appear topless in public as men.
Your coffee wants to keep abreast of this developing situation.

July 6
The first Major League Baseball All-Star game was played in Comiskey Park in Chicago on this date in 1933.
Your coffee wants home field advantage.

July 5
On this date in 2016, the Juno probe arrived at Jupiter.
Your coffee wants a titanium radiation vault.

July 4
Lou Gehrig announced his retirement from major league baseball on this date in 1939.
Your coffee wants to know who’s on first.

July 3
On this date in 1886, the New-York Tribune became the first newspaper to use a linotype machine instead of hand-set type.
Your coffee wants a slug of etaoin shrdlu.